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Health News Florida

Did Obama Do a Poor Job Selling Health Care Reform to Americans?

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Obama and his allies have been criticized for not “selling” the idea of a broad overhaul of the health care system.

They reasoned that as more people understood the benefits, approval would rise, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

But two years after Obama signed the bill it into law, there's been little sign of that.

The vast majority of Floridians still oppose the law, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9poll.

Only 43% of voters statewide support the Affordable Care Act. 52% oppose it.  5% are still undecided.

Also, most voters also favor the state opting out of provisions of the law. This is something Governor Rick Scott has already said the state would do.

Senior citizens are largely against the law. Only 39% support it. This could be a problem for the president come election time considering seniors make up 30% of the state’s electorate.

The telephone survey of 800 registered Florida voters was conducted July 9-11. The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon, a nonpartisan, Jacksonville-based company.